JACKSONVILLE – Cam Robinson was back, and he was glad about that.
“I’m good,” Robinson said.
Robinson, the Jaguars’ projected starting left tackle, participated in the walkthrough and individual portions Monday morning during Day 14 practice of Jaguars 2019 Training Camp at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field.
Robinson shortly before practice was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list, where he had spent the first part of ’19 camp after missing the last 14 games of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
“I had a plan this whole time, to be back by Week 1,” Robinson said. “I didn’t really put a timetable on it. I was just basing it on how I felt, coming in each and every day. Anything anybody said, it didn’t come from me so I didn’t pay too much attention to it.”
Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone had said Saturday he wasn’t sure Robinson would be ready by Week 1. Marrone announced Robinson’s return minutes before Monday’s practice.
“They just said, ‘Hey, [we’re] thinking about taking him off of PUP and putting him through walkthrough and individual, and seeing where it goes,’’’ Marrone said. “I said, ‘Awesome.’’’
Robinson said he initially was unaware of Marrone’s comments about him possibly not being ready for the opener.
“I didn’t even know he had said that until somebody told me,” he said. “That was my plan the whole time. It was just continuing to work to get to that point.”
The Jaguars worked for about two hours, 40 minutes in 87-degree temperatures Monday. They are scheduled to play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in a Preseason Week 2 games at TIAA Bank Field Thursday at 7 p.m.
Robinson, a third-year veteran and the Jaguars’ second-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, started 15 games as a rookie and the first two games last season. He sustained a torn ACL in the Jaguars’ Week 2 victory over eventual Super Bowl champion New England.
“Everything I’ve been doing has been going well,” Robinson said. “There have been good days and bad days. That’s part of the rehab process. We’ve been trending in the right direction, so we just want to keep that going.”
Here’s a look at Day 14 practice:
PLAY OF THE DAY
This came late in practice on a pass from backup quarterback Gardner Minshew II. A rookie sixth-round selection, Minshew threw 30 yards downfield to wide receiver Tyre Brady, a rookie free agent who controlled his body while jumping and made an over-the-shoulder catch over rookie free-agent cornerback Tae Hayes. Brady caught the pass and continued running to turn the reception into a long touchdown.
*Quarterback Nick Foles found wide receiver Chris Conley wide open deep downfield after a busted covered by the first-team defense. The play resulted in an easy touchdown, and Foles also connected with Conley on a crossing route earlier in practice. …
*Defensive tackle Taven Bryan had a good move in an early pass-rush drill and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue had a good outside move in a pass-rush drill. …
*Reserve running back Alfred Blue had several good runs through the interior in 11-on-11 work. …
*Defensive end Lerentee McCray had a sack in 11-on-11 work. …
*Running back Thomas Rawls continued to look quick on several runs. Rawls and linebacker Conner Strachan had words after Strachan tackled Rawls to the ground in an 11-on-11 drill. …
*Safety Ronnie Harrison had a hard hit on tight end Ben Koyack later in practice. …
*Defensive end Calais Campbell had a sack on Minshew later in practice, and Minshew had several good completions – including one to rookie wide receiver Tre McBride – later in practice. …
Wide receiver Marqise Lee remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He has been on the list since the start of training camp after missing last season with a preseason knee injury that included a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Linebacker Jake Ryan (knee) remains on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list. Marrone said Saturday it’s uncertain if Lee will be ready for Week 1 against Kansas City on September 8, and said Ryan also is a ways from returning.
Tight end Ben Koyack returned to team drills Monday, with the following players still out of practice: safety Cody Davis, running back Ryquell Armstead, linebacker Quincy Williams, right tackle Jawaan Taylor, tight end Charles Jones, tight end Geoff Swaim, tight end Josh Oliver and left guard Andrew Norwell. Wide receiver Dede Westbrook did not work in team drills, and Oliver (hamstring) worked on a side field early in practice. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus did not practice because of soreness.
Images from Monday morning's practice.